April 17, 2014

2010 Apiary Program Summary

State Apiarist Tony Jadczak shares his report of Maine apiaries for 2 010.

In 2010, 621 Maine beekeepers registered 6,975 hives. The registration numbers reflect an increase of approximately 150 hobby beekeepers since 2008. There are more than 1,000 beekeepers with 8,000+ hives estimated in Maine. The estimate is based upon the number of beekeepers who attend beekeeping workshops, the number of individuals enrolled in beekeeping short courses and the current membership … [Read more...]

Eastern Apicultural Society 2010 Conference

Eastern Apicultural Society 2010 Conference - photo by DNI

This is an article that I think I might have to struggle with.  When I attend an EAS meeting, much of my time is devoted  to teaching in the short course. Then I try to catch up on how  all my friends are doing. The EAS meetings for me are as much  a social event as one of learning. Did I learn things at EAS this  last August? Yep, I believe I did. I learned that the diseases and pests are … [Read more...]